Jayne Augoye

Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter@jaynejones

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Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh warns colleagues to steer clear of ‘new lover’

Who is Tonto Dikeh’s new mystery lover? This is the puzzle her fans and critics are trying to unravel. This was after Tonto, 34, announced Monday that she had ‘found love’. The controversial actress, who claims to be in a new relationship, has issued a stern warning to her colleagues…

The popular CMS bustop in Lagos has been featured in Rihanna's campaign video for her brand, Fenty

Rihanna features Lagos in new video

The popular CMS bus stop in Lagos State has been featured in pop icon, Rihanna’s latest campaign video for her luxury fashion brand, Fenty. The 45-seconds video begins with female models parading against a backdrop of thatched houses in a rustic setting. The ever-busy streets of Marina, Lagos Island, are…

The Caine Award. [PHOTO CREDIT: Literary Hub]

Two Nigerians shortlisted for 2019 Caine Prize

Two Nigerians have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing. They are Lesley Arimah for ‘skinned’ and Tochukwu Okafor for ‘All our lives’. The Caine Prize is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published…

The 'soldier' who allegedly beat Baba Fryo (Photos by Baba Fryo)

‘Soldier’ who attacked veteran musician Baba Fryo arrested

Veteran Nigerian musician, Baba Fryo, has said that one of the soldiers who beat him up on Sunday has been arrested. The musician told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday that he was assaulted and humiliated by some soldiers in Ojo, Lagos. He said he did not know the identities of the…

After being brutalised, allegedly by soldiers, Baba Fryo seeks justice

Baba Fryo is currently nursing injuries sustained after he was beaten, allegedly by soldiers. The veteran singer, whose real name is Friday Igwe, has alleged that he was physically assaulted by some unidentified soldiers around Ojo, Lagos, on Sunday. The ‘Denge Pose’ crooner shared photos of his assaulted face on…

Why I’m shooting a feature on Thomas Sankara — Fabian Lojede

Nigerian-born international actor, Fabian Lojede’s unforgettable role as Bola Abayomi in the now rested series ‘Jacob’s Cross’ made him a household name. Fabian has worked extensively in South Africa since 2003 on creative development, execution, and production of major Pan-African campaigns. He has since produced his own feature films, including…

My ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ friends are stingy, Oritsefemi reveals in new interview

Like Naira Marley, singer Oritsefemi might have also shot himself in the foot. This was after he publicly described some of his friends who are into cybercrime (Yahoo Yahoo) as “stingy”. The ‘Double Wahala’ crooner said this during an interview with HipTV while publicising his forthcoming 40-community tour in Port…

Teni, Burna boy, Mr Eazi bag 2019 BET award-nominations (See Full List)

Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards. Teni was nominated in the best new international act category while Burna Boy and Mr Eazi will slug it out in the best international act category.…

Hollywood’s Lucien Morgan, Omotola, Sobowale, star in ’Shadow Parties’

A veteran Hollywood star, Lucien Morgan, and Nigerian stars, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Sola Sobowale are some of the actors in a new Nollywood film titled ‘Shadow Parties’. Lucien, who is best known for his roles in Hollywood hits like, American Werewolf in London and Futures, starred alongside Nollywood stars in…

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

EFCC files 11 charges against Naira Marley

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against the embattled musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for alleged credit card fraud. The charges with suit number, FHC/L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court on Thursday. Some of the credit cards, according to…

Naira Marley (third from left and Zlatan is fourth from left)

Zlatan, three others freed, Naira Marley still in EFCC custody

Fast-rising Nigerian musician, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), has been freed while Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) is still being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The musicians and three others were released on Tuesday night. Zlatan was released alongside his crew members, Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi…

Chris Attoh’s murdered wife married to two men, Police say

Bettie Jennifer, the wife of popular Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh, who was shot dead on Friday, was married to two different men, one of whom is a convicted Baltimore drug lord, U.S. police officials said Sunday. The Greenbelt Police Department said in a statement that Jenifer had been chased through…

Nse Ikpe-Etim

Why I had my womb removed – Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim

Talented Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has revealed that she removed her womb to save her life after she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis. Adenomyosis is a gynaecological medical condition in which the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus (the myometrium). The Nollywood…

Naira Marley (third from left and Zlatan is fourth from left)

Naira Marley, Zlatan, three others still in EFCC detention

Fast-rising Nigerian musicians, Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan) are still being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The musicians and three others were arrested on Friday. A highly placed source at the EFCC informed PREMIUM TIMES that forensics investigations are still…

Asa [Photo: Music In Africa]

Asa set to release new album after five-year break

France-based Nigerian singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Asa, has teased fans with new music for the first time in five years. The singer shared snippets of an untitled, yet impressive music video which ends with the caption, ’14.05.’ The number indicates a tentative date of release which is Tuesday, May…

Naira Marley (third from left and Zlatan is fourth from left)

EFCC confirms arrest of Naira Marley, Zlatan, four others for alleged internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians – Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan). They were arrested in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. The EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, confirmed their arrest in…

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Naira Marley: Why I shot ‘Am I a Yahoo Boy’ video – TG Omori

ThankGod Omori, the director of Naira Marley’s controversial video, 'Am I a Yahoo Boy,' has revealed why he accepted to go ahead with the controversial shoot despite public outcry. “The whole idea behind the video was to give a visual representation that my client is just trying to clear the…

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

EFCC arrests Nigerian musician, Naira Marley

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola. The fast-rising singer is currently being questioned at the EFCC office in Lagos. Although the reason behind his arrest is yet to be made public, it might be in connection with his statements…

Adio Majester

Yoruba actor, Adio Majester, is dead

Veteran Yoruba actor, Adio Majester, is dead. He died on Tuesday after a prolonged battle with diabetes. He was 62. The organisers of the Yoruba Film and Music Festival broke the news on Facebook on Wednesday. The once chubby actor had become a shadow of his former self before he…

Burna Boy

Fans slam Burna Boy over ‘streaming numbers’ comments

Fans have slammed Afro-pop sensation, Burna Boy, for dismissing other artistes’ YouTube successes. Burna Boy on Tuesday, claimed that musicians who have great views on the streaming platform are not necessarily ‘talented.’ The ‘Dangote’ crooner shared this on Instagram. The singer also said streaming numbers do not reflect a singer’s…

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill

Why I exposed my ex-husband’s sexual problems – Tonto Dikeh

Controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh, is still in the news. This time around, she has revealed the reason why she exposed her ex-husband’s alleged sexual disease. Tonto, 33, made the disclosure while replying a fan who said she was a fan of hers not until she alleged her ex-husband had sexual…

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry, Meagan Markle welcome first child

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy, she and Prince Harry announced on their Instagram account Monday. "We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal…

Gloria Doyle

Gospel singer, Gloria Doyle, down with gallbladder inflammation; seeks assistance

Popular gospel singer, Gloria Doyle, is currently bedridden as a result of Cholecystitis, otherwise known as gallbladder inflammation. The once robust singer is now a shadow of herself, as she has been battling with the ailment for several years. Her daughter, Princess Sylvester, is currently seeking assistance to save her…

King Tonto

Tonto Dikeh reacts as Actors Guild threatens sanction

Tonto Dikeh has reacted after the Board of Trustee (BoT) of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) threatened to sanction her over her continuous outbursts on social media. “I hope this fastens your sanction from your board!! Stupid fool you have not sanctioned the actresses going to Dubai to open their…

Big-Brother-Naija

#BBNaija: Organisers announce start date for 2019 edition

Since the previous season of Big Brother Naija show tagged ‘Double Wahala’ ended in 2018, fans have been anticipating the epic season return this year. After several months of teasing, Multichoice Nigeria, organisers of Big Brother Naija, on Saturday, announced that the 2019 edition will air this June. According to…